The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 126 122 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing Games 2 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 0.50% 1.04%
As % of the General category 0.20% 1.21% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 6
Average daily rate - £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1008 1160 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.35% 41.08% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 527 535
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.14 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.40 £25.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -12 1 - - 2
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Streaming Video
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Silverlight
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) IPTV
2 3 (23.08%) MPEG
2 3 (23.08%) RIP
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) OSPF
2 3 (23.08%) BGP
2 3 (23.08%) DTV
2 3 (23.08%) Adobe
2 3 (23.08%) Apple
2 3 (23.08%) Game Development
2 3 (23.08%) Video on Demand
2 3 (23.08%) Video Processing
3 2 (15.38%) Tektronix
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) Telnet
3 2 (15.38%) CMS
3 2 (15.38%) DOCSIS
3 2 (15.38%) DRM
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) SNMP
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Degree

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) BGP
1 3 (23.08%) OSPF
1 3 (23.08%) RIP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) DOCSIS
2 2 (15.38%) MPLS
2 2 (15.38%) SNMP
2 2 (15.38%) SSH
2 2 (15.38%) Telnet
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
1 1 (7.69%) NuGet
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) CRM Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Games Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Graduate
3 1 (7.69%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Games Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Silverlight
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) DTV
1 3 (23.08%) IPTV
1 3 (23.08%) MPEG
1 3 (23.08%) Streaming Video
1 3 (23.08%) Video on Demand
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
3 1 (7.69%) STB
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Game Development
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) Video Processing
3 2 (15.38%) DRM
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Adobe
1 3 (23.08%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Tektronix
3 1 (7.69%) Perforce